Asia

Riding the Galle to Bentota Bus

March 4, 2011 Andy 0

80,000 people live in Galle and most of them appeared to be at the bus station. The level of commotion and noise gave the impression that some major incident had just occurred […] […]

Asia

Surviving Sigiriya

March 4, 2011 Andy 0

“What are those tiny ledges cut into the face of the rock for?” I asked my guide.
“That is where the guards stood, Madam, and if the guard fell asleep, the rock would exact punishment.”
“What do you mean?”
“The guard simply fell to his death, Madam.”
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Europe

Hotel Port Mahón, Mahón

February 24, 2011 Andy 0

The Port Mahón is an ideal base for exploring the city and for trying some of the port restaurants and bars which lie at the foot of the headland, a 10 to 15 minute stroll away. […]

Asia

Amangalla

February 22, 2011 Andy 0

A chic, trendy, boutique hotel which exudes exclusivity and style, right in the heart of the Galle Fort. If you want to stay in an integral part of the city’s history and don’t mind paying for the privilege, the Amangalla won’t disappoint […] […]

Europe

Port Ciutadella Hotel

February 21, 2011 Andy 0

A good value, no frills hotel that offers a comfortable and friendly base from which to explore the city. The stroll to the marina and old town alongside the port is a joy and […] […]

Hotels

Hotel Fiona

February 20, 2011 Jack 0

Hotel Fiona is exactly what I expect from a family run small Greek hotel; charming old town house with clean rooms that are typically Greek minimalist (regular visitors to Greece will know that’s code for quite basic), courtyards filled with potted flowers… […]

Asturias

Bal Hotel Spa

February 17, 2011 Jack 0

From the outside Bal Hotel Spa looks like a typical top of the range out of town hotel with a slight Alpine appearance. Inside the brand spanking new décor is sleekly chic […]

Asturias

NH Palacio de Ferrera

February 17, 2011 Jack 0

Beautifully decorated, lots of interesting nooks and crannies, super location in a fascinating city and with a semi-secret garden in which to stretch the legs the Palacio de Ferrera has a lot going for it… […]